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World Bank Team Storms K’si

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A TEAM from the World Bank has visited the Ashanti regional Capital to ascertain the level of Urban Mobility, Public Transport System and the present condition of the road network in the city.

As part of the visit, Madam Fatima Arroyo, Regional Head, Urban Transport Specialist, who led the team, engaged the Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, in a crunch meeting.

She explained: “Our visit is a follow-up to an earlier mission in February to ascertain the level of urban mobility, public transport system and the condition of Kumasi roads.

Madam Arroyo said the World Bank had plans to train members of the Department of Urban Roads in Kumasi on the mapping of urban roads by using low cost technology.

“The visit is also a continuous study on the accessibility and connectivity to job and services in Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan areas”, she disclosed.

Responding, the Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, said the KMA was ready to collaborate with the World Bank in addressing urban mobility and other transport-related activities in Kumasi, and entreated the bank to continue to liaise with the assembly in other areas so as to help improve the socio-economic wellbeing of residents.

On his part, Ing. Nana Poku Agyeman, the Kumasi Urban Roads Director, urged the bank to introduce policies to improve road network in the city to enhance an effective urban mobility transport system.

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